QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF QUASI-SYNCHRONOUS PRT FLOW CHARACTERISTICS

A flow-modeller has been developed which is believed to reproduce, faithfully and inexpensively, guideway flow characteristics. The combined interactions of stations, interchanges and trip-demand, necessary for modelling fidelity, are accurately represented at the car-by-car level. A description of the flow-modeller is presented. Flow-modelling has been undertaken for a number of flow conditions with interchange control, in each case, being provided by each of a pair of highly efficient algorithms. The approach adopted was to fit, using the method of maximum likelihood, a number of likely empirical distributions to observed vehicle bunch and gap frequency data. A new flow-generator is proposed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Planning Transport Associates, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 4824, Duke Station
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • MCGINLEY, F J
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00178149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1982 12:00AM